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Meet Kelbie. She’s a miracle baby. She was loved and wanted by her parents long before she was even a thought, and has been prayed about for many years. I still cannot believe that I had the honor of photographing this sweet baby when she was just a few days old, on Christmas Eve. It was no coincidence that she was born during the season when we celebrate the most miraculous birth of all. I know I’m late blogging, but I just wanted to share this beautiful angel. Welcome to the world, Kelbie Kay. We are so thankful that you are here.
Soo, I am incredibly behind on my blog. Wow, that may just be the understatement of the year!
I have to be honest, I couldn’t even log-in without requesting my new password. Pretty sad huh?
I’ve been busy. Busy with pictures. Busy with School. Busy with family. Busy with work (Nurse-y work).
But, I’m slowly digging myself out – and I have about a bazillion posts lined up. Okay, that’s probably exaggerating, a bit. But I am trying to catch up since I have some beautiful faces that haven’t seen blog love!
So, I promise to be better.
Starting. Right. Now.
Ok, I feel like I should explain that first picture. It’s often said that you can tell a lot about parents by looking at their kids. Well, I told my monkeys to kiss, because sweet sibling-pictures-in-bluebonnets are a requirement in this part of Texas…. What you see is what I got. Without saying a word, this image must say that these kiddos have two parents that adore each other
This sweet little man belongs to my life-long best friend and just melts my heart! And if his chubby rolls don’t make you smile too… well, there is something wrong! I was able to photograph his mom and dad while they were expecting, his birth, his newborn pictures and now he’s SIX MONTHS!! Wow – time is flying!! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that I can get his one year portraits while I’m home for Thanksgiving! I just can’t get over his eyes! And doesn’t he look just like his Daddy. Amanda & John – than you again for letting me shoot you sweet little boy – I just love him!!! And Jackson, you’re a doll, but really – slow down! No sense growing up so fast!!
I can hardly believe that I’m able to have this sale!! It seems like this year can’t be over yet!! But it is, and in just 12 days I will GrAdUaTe!!!! YEAH!!!!!! So while I’m bogged down with final exams this next week, I wanted to have a awesome sale to show appreciation to my equally awesome clients, both present and future! Don’t miss out on these amazing opportunites – they won’t last long (ends May 11) and they likely won’t come around again for a lloongg time, if ever!!!! My insane stress load has made me temporarily loose my mind!! So enough babble – here’s the deal!!!
Maternity / Newborn Special – $200.00
Book your newborn session before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive a complimentary maternity session & 24 custom designed 5×7 birth announcements!! I adore babies – their sweet smell, their adorable wrinkels and their sweet peaceful sleep – let me capture this fleeting moment for you to have forever to cherish.
Beach Session – $200.00
Book your family beach session before May 11, to take place before October 1, and receive your session fee back as a print credit. That essentially makes your session free!!
Birthday Bash – $200.00
Book your child’s first birthday session before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive the session, a cake and a 12×12 gallery mount storyboard!
Child Mini Session – $150.00
Book a mini session with up to 3 siblings before May 11, to take place ANYTIME in 2010, and receive 1 mini album and 1 digital image.
~ The fine print ~
Session must be booked before 9 AM on Tuesday, May 11 (my GRADUATION day!!) A session is considered booked only after payment has been completed.
The special is not retro-active, good for new appointments only.
All prints are regular price.
No substitutions alowed.
Newborn & 1st yr session good until December 31, 2010
Beach session must take place before October 1, 2010
Travel Fee applies for sessions greater than 30 miles from 77546
Session fees are non-refundable. Rescheduling is permitted with proper advance notice.
Beach sessions will take place in the Galveston area, unless you want to fly me to white sand & crystal blue water. Cancun would be a nice choice
Go get more information or to reserve your special, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-368-0278.
It’s been a while since I was able to participate in an IHF Challenge! This little girl was adorable and I just couldn’t resist putting down the books and playing in Light Room! You see, I’m a new lightroom convert. I’ve been using it about 3 weeks now and I’m slowing catching on. Sure, I have my moments where I kick and scream and threaten to beat my computer, but honestly??? It’s soo much easier! (Thanks for teaching me Andrea Joki!) The only thing I used photoshop for was to dodge the eyes and resize for web!
Here’s the image I started with….
And here’s what I got after about 6 minutes of editing….
And what I did…
1. Adjusted white balance using her sclera for a neutral starting point.
2. Adjusted exposure to +87, it just needed to be bright!
3. Cropped to 5×7
4. Exported to CS4
5. Used small brush at 10% to dodge eyes
6. Resized for web
Madeline is finally getting some teeth in! For the longest time she only had her bottom two. Then her two eye teeth came in on top. We got the biggest kick of her looking like a vampire baby!! I had wanted to take her out for a vamper session but a nasty stomach bug threw our schedule off and before I knew it, the center top teeth popped out! Bummer. Oh well, she’s still cute! We went to the park today and while big brother was playing I took advantage of the beautiful light and let my camera play with Madeline Aiden was too busy playing to pay attention to us, so there weren’t any distractions. She didn’t disappoint me! I love my baby girl!!
Wow, I feel rusty already. I finally have my computer set up in our hotel room and I was anxious to download this week’s Fix-it Friday picture and get to work! I surprised that I even remember how to open photoshop. Okay, so maybe I’ve being a tad melodramatic, but it has been a long, stressful week and a half!! Lets see, from the 7th, we’ve had our home flooded, been packed up, moved out, floors torn out, argued with insurance – repeatedly, had sick kids, missed Easter Sunday, cracked a tooth, moved to 3 hotels, visited the dentist, told that I needed a root canal – asap, now have 2 sick kiddos, argued with insurance again, now I’m sick, had to reschedule root canal because I’m sick, and I think that’s about it. I am wiped! And I still have hours and hours and hours of editing ahead of me! But first, I have to do the fix-it Friday post! It’s always fun to work on someone else’s picture!! So here it is!
I did very little to this image. To be honest, I still don’t feel well and computer time isn’t much fun when you’re constantly sneezing and blowing your nose!!
2. USM on eyes – 100, 3, 0
3. Color me in by Childs Play
4. Vignette by Childs Play
5. Sharpen for web.
Yup, that’s it. Took me maybe 4 minutes?? Easy peasy with Childs Play – by far some of my favorite actions!